Mayor Lightfoot Lays Out Her Agenda For First 100 Days

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after a speech to the City Club of Chicago on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after a speech to the City Club of Chicago on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Claudia Morell / WBEZ
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after a speech to the City Club of Chicago on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after a speech to the City Club of Chicago on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Claudia Morell / WBEZ

Mayor Lightfoot Lays Out Her Agenda For First 100 Days

Mayor Lori Lightfoot outlined her agenda for her first 100 days in office Tuesday at the City Club of Chicago.

The speech came a day before the City Council’s first meeting of Lightfoot’s tenure and a day after another violent Memorial Day weekend in the city where 43 people were shot, 5 of them fatally.

Lightfoot said addressing that gun violence would be one of her top priorities. She also said she will push for include a $15 minimum wage, community-driven police reforms and less power for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft.

As for the big picture, she argued that racial discrimination has been reinforced by generations of city leaders and that that system will end with her administration.

Morning Shift talks with two reporters about what Lightfoot is saying about her administration’s top priorities.

GUESTS: A.D. Quig, politics reporter at The Daily Line

Elizabeth Campbell, Chicago Bureau Chief and municipal finance reporter for Bloomberg News

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